Slow Cooker Chili Mac is a dump and start crock pot recipe. Delicious chili with some pasta added at the end makes this a hearty, economical one-pot slow cooker meal.
Add the meat, onion, garlic, bay leaf, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir.
Add the diced green chiles, diced tomatoes, beef broth, bouillon, beans, and tomato paste. Stir well.
Cook on Low for 6-8 hours, or High for 3-4 hours.
If you add the pasta dry, add it 20 minutes before serving and cook on Low. If adding cooked pasta, add just before serving.
Taste and adjust salt, if needed. Garnish with your choice of sour cream, cheese, avocado, diced onion, corn chips, cilantro, etc.
*If adding cooked pasta at the end, only add 2 cups of beef broth and add the third cup before serving, only if chili is too thick.